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Amed Beach, Bali Overview

Amed Beach is located in Karangasem, East Bali. Spread over seven villages, it is the perfect location to relax, rejuvenate and engage in adventurous activities like diving or snorkelling. The magnificent black sand beach boasts of a fantastic shoreline view, underwater playground, coral gardens and also has remnants of a shipwreck.

All those wishing to dive or snorkel at Amed Beach are promised fantastic scenes of the tropical fishes, turtles, coral gardens, sharks and stingrays.The unbelievable views of Mount Agung, Bali’s largest volcano, are an added treat for visitors and locals alike. Amed Beach’s gorgeous vistas, natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for individuals looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of a drab city life. One can also get exposed to the typical Balinese lifestyle, including the local salt farming practices, as they move further inward.

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Amed Beach Snorkeling and Diving

Amed Beach is one of the most popular diving and snorkelling locations in Bali. One can purchase the diving or snorkelling gear for 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah. Several beach shacks, homestays and resorts offer cost-effective snorkelling packages. For an additional 50,000 Rupiah, one can also arrange an umbrella and chair to relax by the beach, after the diving session.

Things to Do at Amed Beach

Salt Farming: Traditional salt farming is probably one of the most interesting activities one can participate in while at Amed Beach. The sea water is filtered through coconut tree trunks and then set to dry under the sun. Farmers harvest the white salt left behind in the process. Tourists participating in this activity may also choose to purchase packets of the salt as tokens.

Massage: Visitors may also get traditional massages from the local women for 85,000 Indonesian Rupiah.

Fishing: Another interesting activity that one may partake in is the fishing trip with the ‘jukung’ boats. Visit early in the morning to watch the fishing boats haul their catches. Tourists may purchase the fish and get it grilled or cooked at warungs or beach shacks.

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Best Time to Visit

If you wish to avoid crowds, visit Amed Beach at noon. However, the best views are offered during sunrise and sunset. Popular view spots include the Blue Earth or Sunset Spot.

How to Reach Amed Beach

Amed is located in eastern Bali and accessible by road. The most convenient way to travel is on the scooter. They roughly cost about 60,000 Indonesian Rupiah.


1. Amed Beach is quite rural in nature. Shops and eating joints close early, so be mindful of your schedule during the day. It’s certainly far more suitable for backpackers and individuals.
2. Be mindful about the moon cycle. Before a full moon, waves are quite high, which makes snorkelling challenging.
3. Don’t forget to try the vegetarian delicacies at Nad Brahma Restaurant, a must visit recommended by travellers from all over the globe

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